LMS vs LXP, which one is right for your organisation?
Since the pandemic hit back in 2020, there has been a significant shift in the way we approach learning.
The emergence of new technologies and the growing importance of up-skilling and re-skilling has led to the rise of two new tools: Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP).
Both LMS and LXP systems are designed to improve employee learning, they have different features and functions that make them set them apart from one another.
What is an LMS?
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform used to manage and deliver learning content to learners. LMS is often used to provide training and development directly to employees, partners, and customers.
An LMS offers a centralised system that allows organisers to manage their training programs, assign courses to learners, track learning progress, and monitor the effectiveness of training initiatives.
LMS is designed to be a one-stop-shop for learning management, delivering pre-defined training content, and testing employees’ knowledge through assessments.
What is an LXP?
A Learning Experience Platform (LXP) is a newer addition to the eLearning ecosystem. It offers a more personalised and learner-specific approach to learning.
Unlike LMS, an LXP focuses on curating and recommending personalized learning paths for each learner. It also enables learners to create their own content, collaborate with peers, and share their knowledge.
What are the differences between LMS and LXP?
An LMS focuses on pre-defined learning content and is more structured in nature.
On the other hand, LXP offers a more learner-centric approach, providing personalised journey.
LMS content is designed to deliver pre-defined learning, typically created by organisational leaders (subject matter experts).
LXPs, on the other hand, curates learning content from various sources. It will include creative learning materials, including videos, podcasts, articles, and quizzes, in one central location, making it easy for learners to find and access the resources they need.
An LXP is built on personalisation, offering learners personalised learning paths based on their interests, goals, and learning history.
On the other hand, LMS offers a more generic learning experience, with learners following the same pre-defined training curriculum. This approach can be great to deliver the same training to a large number of learners.
LXP enables learners to create and share their own content, providing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.
LMS, however, is typically limited to pre-defined content provided by the organisation.
Both LMS and LXP offer analytics and reporting features.
LXP provides more in-depth analytics on learner behaviour, such as content engagement and collaboration, to help organizations understand how learners interact with the learning content.
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